Supported by the department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, a number of leading theatre organisations have come together to initiate and formalise a position on Gender Policy.

Over two years the companies have engaged in a series of discussions that have resulted in each organisation formulating its own gender policy statement with reference to the common desire for reform and progress. The aim is to establish a system across the sector that provides a constant support and reference point for the individual worker, and for the managements and employers who take responsibility for their working conditions.

It is a joint promise to address and rebalance the gender equality deficiencies within Irish theatre. The ten organisations are committed and poised to introduce policies to ensure that gender equality is front of mind, is implemented and becomes the norm.

The ten organisations are The Abbey Theatre, Cork Midsummer Festival, The Corn Exchange, Druid, The Everyman Theatre, Dublin Theatre Festival, Fishamble: The New Play Company, The Gate Theatre, The Lir Academy and Rough Magic.

Organisations Policies: